Bastion of the Woods
The area and context of the events that cocluded in Grommashar's foundation date since Grommash Hellscream arrival in the woods, the Ashenvale forests became a conflict area between elves and orcs. After Grom's death, however, the conflict continued on and on in the Warsong Gulch. During the events of the Cataclysm, Garrosh as the new Warchief promoted a greater militarization of the orcish outposts in Ashenvale, and then began his first expansion through the forest, they defeated many of the Night Elves armys, including the Silverwing Sentinels, and almoust burned Astranaar to the ground. However, the night elves and their new worgen allys, in an army led by Varian himself, managed to defeat the Warsong raiders and the horde called a withdrawal.
One year later, however, Garrosh promoted a new expansion, which proved to be a success, with the defeat of the Alliance Sentinels, siege and destruction of Astranaar, and the start of the construction of a new city, named after the greatest of all horde's heroes, Grommash Hellscream. The city was builded with both investments from the horde State and private investidors, principally the goblins from Bilgewater Cartel. It's engineering plant was developed by a group of engineers of the Bilgewater Tinker's Union. The stones, wood and iron used in it's building were taken from Ashenvale and Azshara and in few months the intensive work of the peons, coordinated by architects and engineers, concluded Grommashar building. A great party was thrown by Garrosh with food, beverages and hookers all payed by Garrosh himself, seventeen orcs died in stupid fights for unknown drunken reasons.
Gargok, previous leader of the Warsong Outriders and a close friend and second-in-command of Grom, was promoted Grommashar Supreme Chief of Seccurity, overseeing a bigger batallion of grunts and Kor'kron than thats from Orgrimmar. A huge road system integrated the city with the Crossroads, Azshara and Durotar and a zeppelin tower was also builded to facilitate transportation. The Warchief throne and all the burocrats and embassadors were moved to the new Capital of the horde. The Bank of Grommashar was also created with funds from the Bank of Orgrimmar. Even with the Capital's tranferation, Grommashar allways needed help from it's twin city.
The firsts to get some profits from the woods economy were the hunters and herbalists, Grommashar served as a market with low riscs and increased profits as it's population grew fastly and demanded many commoditys from the forests. The hunters sold meat, fur, leather and bones all needs of the first artisions and manufactories. The herbalists sold the "forest drugs", like medicinal plants, reagents for potions and enchantments and psincipally spices, like vanilla, pepper, cinnamon etc. Both also sold exotic rare species of animals and vegetables. But the collecting and hunting practices couldn't maintain for long this pulsing and expanding society, the real integration of Ashenvale to the orcish economy only came when Garrosh conceded a vast number of medium sized land proprietys to his loyal warriors's familys. Soon everywhere in Ashenvale there were small settlements containing wood mills; pig farms; pepper, beans and cotton crops; worg stables and small squads of grunts. Many peons who helped building the great city also were granted some lands. Many grand investments of intensive economical exploration were also created, principally mines of coal and silver and the great blacksmiths and lumbermills, all controlled by the orcish State.